chief solderer | The Soldering Station - Part 2
Arduino

Miffy

A while back in NYC I spotted the Miffy Lamp in a store window.  Miffy is a character created by Dutch artist Dick Bruna used in children’s books. Since the Miffy Lamp only used white colored LEDs, I decided Read more…

By chief solderer, ago
Arduino

Lucky Panda Fortune Teller

Fortune TellerSeveral years back we made a large fortune teller.  We wanted to mimic an arcade cabinet.  Instructions are displayed on the LCD screen and the fortune is printed out on the thermal printer.  We had a lot of fun building this.    

Here is what the fortune looks like. Fortune In the photo below we worked out the LCD screen, leds, RBB Board, speaker and RTC on a breadboard before soldering it together. Mess Of Wires In this image we are soldering the RBBB onto proto board.  RBBB or (Really Bare Bones Board, which is a cheap Arduino clone). RBB In this photo we are building the case. Finished product using ping pong balls as led diffusers and panda image found online. Fortune Teller   Lucky Panda Fortune Teller from todd on Vimeo.
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By chief solderer, ago
DIY

Maker Faire

This Saturday from 10 – 5 we will be at the Maker Faire in Burlington NC.  Come say hello or if you are not in North Carolina, find a maker faire near you.

By chief solderer, ago